Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous depositional environments and evolution of the Bilecik (Sakarya Zone) and Tauride carbonate platforms, Turkey

Three Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous carbonate platform stratigraphic sections have been studied in central western Turkey (Bilecik carbonate platform at Bilecik and Saricakaya) and in the Taurides in southern Turkey (Tauride carbonate platform at Beysehir) by using sedimentological and cyclostratigraphical methods. One section was analyzed by detailed magnetic susceptibility measurements. Peritidal carbonates on both platforms display cyclic patterns throughout the sections and do not contain any siliciclastic material. This cyclicity is generally expressed as shallowing upward cycles and interpreted as records of short-term sea-level changes.